1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I dont get how this circuit is a short-circuit as there is a resistor connected in this circuit, which is opposing the flow of current. How can both terminals of the capacitor be connected to earth, shouldnt one be connected to the positive and the other to the negative (in order for a current to flow)? 2. Relevant equations None. 3. The attempt at a solution n/a.